The “Cyber Street” campaign, launched by the Home Office, aims to make people more “streetwise and savvy” in protecting their online interests and transactions. It seeks to educate small businesses in particular, as well as individual consumers, on how to avoid falling victim to sophisticated cyber criminals.
Anyone using computers is vulnerable if they don’t take appropriate safeguards and regularly update them. The campaign also aims to change attitudes, raise awareness of the cyber threat and make explicit the connection between people’s actions in the digital world and real life consequences, both in financial and reputational terms”.
Basic security measures for all computer users, include:
MOBILE PHONE SECURITY
Protecting your mobile phone against theft
Technology is allowing us to do more and more things through our phones – from shopping to banking to social media – as well as making calls and sending texts. Not only are our phones more valuable in themselves, but many of them will also contain valuable data, whether that's downloaded music and films, the photographs you have taken, or other personal information. As a result, mobile phones can be a very tempting target for thieves, with the loss of a phone causing great inconvenience to the user.
However, there are some simple steps that you can take to protect your mobile phone against theft including:
Most mobile phones have a range of security features that are intended to stop anyone else accessing and using them should they be stolen. These security features include:
However, these features will only protect your mobile phone if you have them switched on.
Being aware of your surroundings when using your mobile phone Here are three simple things to consider in order to protect your handset from opportunist thieves:
Being aware of your surroundings when using your mobile phone
Here are three simple things to consider in order to protect your handset from opportunist thieves: